Nov 11, 2012 11:30am PST
john torigoe has that story from california. >> i am currently in fighting training with the california conservation corps. hold it and just pull. there is an awful lot of training, so it's really good they're doing this especially for veterans because it can be hard sometimes to find good jobs. we played with the chain saw, just kind of get associated, a little more familiar with it. then we practiced laying hose from an engine, which we hadn't done yet, with actual water. >> that's what influences the land fires, right? >> since it's mostly veterans, it's really easy for a lot of us to just click and work together, so the teamwork thing fell into place very well. i was an aviation, hydraulics and air frame mechanic. i was at camp pendleton and we deployed to afghanistan in 2010. i know it was a really bloody summer while we were there. i saw a lot of bodies come back. >> my job was quarter master. we helped out with amphibious operations. i was so focused on the navy at one point in time, i never imagined myself being a firefighter. i never imagined myself going through the training.
Nov 14, 2012 6:00am PST
? >> you know, they definitely want him, you can see that. in fact, senator feinstein of california, who is head of the senate intelligence committee, wants him, is hoping that he would testify as early as friday. he was scheduled to testify this week. in fact, i believe it was thursday. that's not happening. but, you know, youf got two things. one is they believe that the information that he has, obviously, would be valuable. and, in fact, in some cases they would say crucial. the other thing is there are allegations by some republicans that the timing of his stepping down and all of his scandal is connected to the investigation. now that is surmisal on their part. that's allegations. there certainly is a lot of interest in getting him up there to tell what he knows. >> jill dougherty, reporting live for us this morning. >>> it has been eight months since the president has held a news conference at the white house. as you know, a lot has happened since then. attacks in benghazi, re-election, fiscal cliff we're getting very close to. white house correspondent brianna keilar joins us now.
Nov 17, 2012 11:00am PST
large, but the table has a lot of steaks on it. robert reich, professor at the university of california, berkeley. thank you for talking to us. >> thanks. gary. >> one thing people may not be spending money on no matter what happens with the fiscal cliff, twinkies. hostess announced yesterday it's shutting down twinkie operations. and right after that, twinkie sales shot up -- this is amazing -- 31,000% on amazon. a lot of people are feeling nostalgic about the tasty treat. >> following a nasty labor dispute and almost a year in bankruptcy, hostess brands is closing its 33 bakeries more than 500 distribution centers and selling off its assets, putting the future of the 82-year-old twinkie in question. it's been a long road for the cream filled pastry now a part of the american lexicon. >> it's twinkie the kid. >> wow! >> the twinkie was born in 1930 in illinois. the inventor was looking for a way to use the continent al baking company's seasonal strawberry pans year round. he came up with a sponge cake filled with banana. during world war ii, it was forced to change to vanilla filling a